Always have plenty of food readily available as you do not want to feel hungry and then binge on junk food. Preparation is key. This is not a diet so there should be no hunger! Cutting out meat saves a large amount of money so spend lots on fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts/seeds etc.
Your body is largley made up of water and high water fruits absorb fast. Nourishing, healing and feeding you with natures most perfect vitamin rich food.
Try to make the morning and lunch time high in an abundance of juicy fruits, raw veggies and salads.
Great items to add to your shopping
Sweet potatoes (Bake them, make curries, make oven chips)
Tinned tomatoes use them in soups & pasta dishes
Every fruit you can lay your hands on. I like to eat an array of fruits, as many varieties as I can. Juicy fruits should be eaten in abundance.
Advocados limited to every other day
Eat as much fruit as you want, it is natural sugar and therefore will not cause sugar spikes. It is a myth that fruit can cause diabetes or worsen it. Only refined sugars will create those issues. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed on a plant based diet & a plant based lifestyle is the only diet that has ever been proven to reverse heart disease.
Dates are like sweets and they can help stop cravings for refined sweets. Have dried fruits as a snack and not in huge amounts because the sugars are concentrated from when the fruit was in its original state.
Pack ripe fruits into smoothies. Bannana & Date smoothies are my absolute favourite. Remember no limits on fresh fruits, they are the most healing.
An abundance of vegetables of all varieties and salads
Mushrooms are my meat! Big fat juicy mushrooms. Make them the meat of curries, stir frys, shepherds pies.
Onions and garlic are great for flavour. Bright coloured peppers in stir frys and curries. Roasted vegetables. Oven chips etc etc.
Porridge oats & chia seeds made with rice/almond/oat milk and agave syrup is very filling and delicious. Soak them overnight to allow the chia seeds to exand and make the oats easier to digest
Rice milk/Almond Milk/Soya Milk/Oat milk are great alternatives to cows milk
Dairy free spreads
Coconut oil for cooking
Peanut butter (Eat in moderation)
Nuts & Seeds (Keep nuts and seeds low)
I have a Vitamix blender & a Nutri bullet for travelling. I love my smoothies daily for convenience, health and to satisfy my big appetite.
Onions, Garlic, Chilli powder, Curry powder and any other herbs and spices (there are so many). These will flavour your food and make it taste delicious.
Make salsa and sauces with ripe tomatoes or ground almonds, garlic and soya milk to make creamy dressings.
Keep hydrated and drink plenty of water. Add a slice of lemon or cucumber
Have melon alone and not with other fruits or foods. It digests fast and is one of the fastest absorbing foods you can eat. Melon gives you a fast vitamin boost.
Herbal teas are soothing and hydrating
Make your own ginger and lemon tea by boiling some ginger pieces and lemon together.
Infuse mint leaves and really experiment with fresh ingredients.
Huge crispy fresh salads
A mono meal of ripe fruit
Make one fruit a whole meal. Melon or Mangoes etc
Smoothies packed with bananas to keep you full.
Huge vegetable curry or stir fry with rice.
Massive portion of baked chipped potatoes.
Eat big, no guilt, just eat until you feel full
Ask yourself a question?
Am I hungry right now or am I having a craving.
Sugar and fat are addictive as are salt and alcohol they will make you crave them but take control.
Salt also stores water and causes bloating so cutting out salt can help water retention to drain away.
Be creative. There are hundreds of things available. People always say to me "What can you eat?" it makes me laugh because the choices are huge. It is only the mind that makes it limited. OPEN YOUR MIND!
Keep in mind your cravings are normal and they will go away. Sugar, Salt, Fat and Alcohol & Caffeine are addictive.
Continue with veggie curries, stir fries, salads etc they are really nice and so filling. Eat whenever you get a hunger pang not a craving. Cravings will pass and soon go away forever.
The hardest part of eating well is all the food prep but great supermarkets are becoming aware of the needs of consumers and are making great grab & go food. Supermarkets have increased organic produce and fruit is easy to grab and go. There is no excuse to be hungry.
I was once told too much fruit sugar makes you fat. This is a lie. You will not get fat from eating fruit.
Remember its not calorie counting that matters its what you eat.
Food is love.
Check out food combining also. You can research food combining charts on the internet to make sure you give your digestion the correct combination of foods to prevent any bloating or gas etc.
Eat life and feel full of energy.